Skills: Senior 3D Generalist - 3D Character Artist
3D skills: Modeling - UV Mapping - Texturing - Lighting & Rendering - Cloth Simulation - Motion Graphics
Software: Maya - Zbrush - Mudbox - Arnold - Vray - KeyShot - Unreal - Photoshop - After Effects - Premiere
Born near Milan in 1977, Manuel Ruberto at an early age realized to have a passion and flair for the arts.
He started his studies at the local art school and soon found his best talent to be the ability to capture, through their gaze, the essence of his subjects.
Fascinated by the way in which the light would expose his models, he then started studying photography. Ruberto spent long ours at his basement (converted into a studio) in complete darkness with his camera's shutter open and a torch in his hand; that torch was his light-brush. Those same beams of light he was stroking his subjects with, in order to capture their shapes on films, made him ponder on how the soft curves of a human body are always there, even when there is no light to expose them. He contemplated the mere essence of shapes. Those blind figures, forms in an otherwise empty space, set him on an inevitable course... the five-year-marathon towards his degree in Sculpture at the Fine Arts Academy was bound to begin.
As he gradually assimilated the quintessence of sculpture, the intrinsically static nature of shapes (characteristic that makes sculptures as strong as they are eternal), was now beginning to become a limit for the creative process. He couldn't translate the flow of a river nor could he capture the power of a falling object hitting the ground and shattering into pieces. He needed another yet fundamental element to permeate his art, the dimension of time.
There actually was a way to combine everything he learned into a single tool... such tool is Maya.
3D software don't need space, light or time and yet they embed all these elements into a virtual universe within which we are totally free of creating, unbound by the limits of our physical world.
He is now a senior Maya generalist freelancing around London and on the verge of giving a twist to his carrier by reinforcing his skills in digital sculpture and character modeling.